Canton of Geneva

Coat of arms of République et canton de Genève
Map of Switzerland, location of Geneva highlighted

The Republic and Canton of Geneva (French: République et canton de Genève; Arpitan: Rèpublica et canton de Geneva; German: Republik und Kanton Genf; Italian: Repubblica e Canton di Ginevra; Romansh: Republica e chantun Genevra) is the French-speaking westernmost canton or state of Switzerland, surrounded on almost all sides by France. As is the case in several other Swiss cantons (canton of Ticino, canton of Neuchâtel, and canton of Jura), this canton is referred to as a republic within the Swiss Confederation.

The canton of Geneva is located in the southwestern corner of Switzerland and is considered one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the country. As a center of the Calvinist Reformation, the city of Geneva has had a great influence on the canton, which essentially consists of the city and its hinterlands.

Geneva was controlled by the Allobroges tribe until 121 B.C.

It was annexed to the Roman Empire in 121 B.C. and remained its part until 443.

In 443, Burgundians took over Geneva.

In 532, the land controlled by Burgundians became part of the Frankish Empire.

Geneva became a part of the Kingdom of Burgundy in 888.

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